On 07-28-20 a body was located at 3517 Cherry Road in Joplin. The remains have been identified as belonging to Michael James Hall. The remains were identified through dental records. The Newton County Sheriff’s Office had taken a missing person report on Hall on 07-24-20. Hall was a W/M 41 years of age and showed a Carthage address as his residence. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the cause of death at this time but it is a homicide and is being investigated as such. The investigation continues at this time. This information was provided by Newton County Sheriff Chris Jennings.